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David Engler, PhD

Senior Vice President of Leadership and Innovation

Engler joined America’s Essential Hospitals in June 2013 and provides vision, strategic direction, and oversight for activities supporting its members as they transform into integrated health systems that deliver quality and access to the most vulnerable populations.

His experience lies in quality improvement and safety initiatives in the health care industry. He also is nationally recognized for performance improvement and clinical informatics solutions that lead to improved outcomes and reduced harm. Engler previously held the position of vice president at the Ohio Hospital Association, in Columbus, Ohio, where he led the association’s strategic initiatives in quality and safety.

Engler received a BS in natural sciences from Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, and an MS in preventative medicine and PhD in economics, both from Ohio State University.


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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.